7 Dec 2018

Planners play pivotal role in wind-hogging Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Research in Nature Energy shows wind wake caused by wind farms can extend over 50km.

Europe, UK
7 Dec 2018

Argyll Environmental reviews environmental impacts of Grand Designs project

Brownfield Briefing: Argyll Environmental has explored the environmental implications of a housing project in South Yorkshire.

30 Nov 2018

Undertakings yield £3.2m for environmental charities Locked

Ecology Briefing: Environmental charities are to benefit from the latest swathe of enforcement orders negotiated by the Environment Agency.

Europe, UK
30 Nov 2018

Cory submits plans for Thameside energy park

EIA +Planning Briefing: Plans to increase capacity of by 655,000t/yr.

23 Nov 2018

Marine Energy Wales submits scoping report for test area

EIA +Planning Briefing: Scoping report submitted for the Milford Haven Marine Energy Test Area, as Welsh finance minister outlines Wales’ marine energy ambitions.

Europe, UK
23 Nov 2018

Low response to 31st OGA licensing round

EIA +Planning Briefing: Oil and Gas Authority positive despite low response to licensing round.

Europe, UK
23 Nov 2018

UK “nitrate time bomb” looming Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Historic overuse of fertilisers poses risk to around a third of UK drinking water.

Europe, UK
23 Nov 2018

Highways England reforms procurement as £8.7bn framework winners revealed Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Six-year framework incentivises environmental benefits and noise reduction for future highways schemes.

9 Nov 2018

Cuadrilla hits gas at Preston New Road Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Early signs of gas “encouraging” at Preston New Road.

Europe, UK
9 Nov 2018

Wales’ bathing waters 100% compliant

EIA +Planning Briefing: Natural Resources Wales celebrate 100% compliance for bathing waters.

Europe, UK
9 Nov 2018

Shell submits Goldeneye decommissioning plan

EIA +Planning Briefing: Shell submits plans to decommission one of the North Sea’s youngest platforms.

Europe, UK
9 Nov 2018

UK drops a position on Ernst & Young’s renewables index Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: UK a less attractive place to invest in renewable energy schemes, EY reports concludes.

Europe, UK
8 Nov 2018

Water voles thriving in Gwent Levels

Ecology Briefing: Water vole success story under threat from M4 development in South Wales.

2 Nov 2018

Cuadrilla’s seismic problems grow

EIA +Planning Briefing: Cuadrilla’s headaches build after five seismic events hit Preston New Road.

Europe, UK
2 Nov 2018

HS2 Phase One archaeology work underway

EIA +Planning Briefing: HS2 announces the start of archaeological explorations along Phase One between London and Birmingham.

Europe, UK
2 Nov 2018

EIA & SEA regime statutory instrument tabled Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: The statutory instrument ensuring the UK EIA and SEA regimes continue to function post-Brexit has been laid before Parliament, using Henry VIII powers.

Europe, UK
1 Nov 2018

Archaeological finds revealed as Worcestershire flood scheme opens Locked

Flood Briefing: Following two significant flood events in the past decade, three Worcestershire villages are now at less risk thanks to the completion of a local £4.1m flood scheme.

26 Oct 2018

Habitats the next hurdle for offshore wind farms

EIA +Planning Briefing: Eight offshore wind extensions will now be assessed for their impacts on sites of European importance.

Europe, UK
25 Oct 2018

Minor tremors prompt Cuadrilla fracking pause Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Minor tremor temporarily halts Preston New Road fracking but e-portal and data transparency used to silence critics.

Europe, UK
19 Oct 2018

Roman settlement discovered during A66 works

EIA +Planning Briefing: Highways England has uncovered a Roman settlement while undertaking maintenance works on the A66.

19 Oct 2018

Highways England launches Lower Thames Crossing charm offensive

EIA +Planning Briefing: A series of 60 consultation events aims to win the hearts and minds of residents.

Europe, UK
19 Oct 2018

Natural capital guidance released for financial institutions

EIA +Planning Briefing: NCFA guidance will allow investors to screen their investments for future natural capital risk.

Europe, UK
12 Oct 2018

Ørsted releases scoping report of Hornsea Project Four

EIA +Planning Briefing: EIA Scoping report sets out initial limitations of Ørsted’s Hornsea Project Four offshore wind farm.

Europe, UK
5 Oct 2018

City of Hull embraces high resolution aerial photography for planning Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: High resolution photo mapping has been employed in Hull City to help the council deliver its statutory obligations.

Europe, UK
28 Sep 2018

Defra will not deliver all its Brexit programmes by March, says NAO

EIA +Planning Briefing: NAO report outlines Defra’s “enormous challenge” ahead of Brexit with high risk of an incomplete statute book by March 2019

28 Sep 2018

Local residents support Heathrow Airport, poll shows Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Majority of locals back Heathrow Expansion plans according to new poll.

Europe, UK
28 Sep 2018

DCO application submitted for freight rail interchange

EIA +Planning Briefing: DCO application submitted for Northamptonshire freight rail hub.

28 Sep 2018

Scotland outperforms the UK in GHG emission reduction Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Scotland is on track to reach its commitment of reducing emissions by 56% by 2020, according to the Committee on Climate Change

Europe, UK
27 Sep 2018

£6.4m initiative helps Devon SMEs solve environmental challenges

EIA +Planning Briefing: Multi-million pound lab aims to support Devon’s businesses in tackling big data and environmental hurdles.

27 Sep 2018

DCO granted for Eggborough CCGT

EIA +Planning Briefing: Secretary of state grants DCO for proposed Eggborough CCGT in North Yorkshire.